The crowded platform at the Culver Depot, next to Luna Park at Coney Island in 1912. The depot opened in 1875 and was demolished in early 1923. Photo from the Lonto-Watson collection of the New York Transit Museum.
Luna Park on a busy weekend in 1925, looking north along Jones Walk toward the entrance on Surf Ave.
Luna Park was one of the three great amusement parks at Coney Island dating back to the early 1900s, the others being Dreamland and Steeplechase Park. Dreamland was short-lived (1904-11) while Luna Park lasted into the 1940s and Steeplechase Park into the 1960s. Elements of all three parks still exist at Coney Island, with an entirely new Luna Park opening in 2010 at the site of the former Astroland Park. A look at the new Luna Park’s Surf Avenue entrance is here. Luna Parks have been created around the world based on the original seen above.